Posted by swgraham2
The thing I absolutely LOVE in this wonderful hobby of Amateur Radio is that there are so many diverse niches to explore! Everything from building your own radio, working through satellites in orbit, transmitting your own slow or fast scan TV signals, Morse Code working over 300 countries in the world on less than a half of a watt of power, emergency response, tons of digital modes, bouncing signals off of the moon, ricocheting your signals off of an excited aurora… basically, if you have an idea on getting a signal transmitted or received to someone you can invent your own technology!
Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) combines ham radios, GPS and tiny computers to report your location, regardless if you are standing on a street corner, in a moving car on the highway, camping, hiking, boating, balloon tracking, airplanes or even in space! Believe it or not, your own cellphone can serve as the computer part, software and GPS . Check out this slideshare from Gayan Sameera on the nuts and bolts of this fun segment of ham radio. (Click on his name above and check out his other presentations!)
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Tags: Amateur Radio, APRS, Gayan Sameera, Ham Radio, KB8FIR, Monongalia Wireless Association, Operating Practices, Spence Graham, Spencer Graham, Spencer W. Graham, Spencer W. Graham II, W8MWA, WT8WV, WVUSWG